The Jesse H. Neal Awards named Nation’s Restaurant News a finalist for the 2020 Neal Awards, which celebrate excellence in business media.
The Neal Awards, often called the Pulitzer Prize of business-to-business journalism, have recognized NRN in the Best Single Issue category for its Sept. 30, 2019, print edition, which featured an in-depth special report on the complex roles restaurants play in their communities.
“We are thrilled to be recognized for the incredible journalism and thoughtful analysis our veteran writers, editors, designers and digital producers are creating on a daily basis,” said Christi Ravneberg, senior managing editor of Nation’s Restaurant News. “It is their talent, creativity and work ethic that have made NRN the leading foodservice media brand for more than 50 years.”
The Sept. 30 magazine was anchored by the in-depth special report “Finding A Restaurant’s Place.” The report examined the evolving relationship restaurants have with their surrounding communities. It addressed such issues as the evolution of the “third place,” the impact of going cashless, and how some restaurants are working to hire marginalized people. The issue also featured profiles of six leading restaurant executives, as well as a look at emerging delivery technology and cutting-edge agricultural trends that could shape the food supply chain.
“The expertise of Nation’s Restaurant News’ editorial team is unmatched, and this honor recognizes their ongoing commitment to creating the high-quality, independent business intelligence NRN is known for,” Sarah Lockyer, group publisher of the Informa Restaurant & Food Group. “This issue showcases our team’s unparalleled access to industry leaders and deep understanding of the powerful social and economic impact restaurants can have on society.”
Nation’s Restaurant News is a previous recipient of multiple Neal Awards, including two in 2019 for Best Media Brand and Best Single Issue.
Connectiv, which oversees the Neal Awards, will announce this year’s winners March 27 in New York City.
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